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strep throat

noun, Pathology
1.
an acute sore throat caused by hemolytic streptococci and accompanied by fever and prostration.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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strep-throat in Medicine

strep throat n.
See septic sore throat.

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strep-throat in Science
strep throat
  (strěp)   
Infection of the throat caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes. Symptoms usually include fever, redness of the throat, lymph node enlargement, and inflammation of the tonsils.
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strep-throat in Culture

strep throat definition


A severe sore throat caused by a kind of streptococcus. Strep throat can be treated with antibiotics.

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